North Carolina Wedding Photographers

North Carolina Wedding Photographers

Our North Carolina photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Cary, Wilmington, High Point, Greenville, Asheville, Chapel Hill

North Carolina Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

Intimate Wedding Photography in North Carolina - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best North Carolina photographers specializing in intimate marriages. Couples are embracing the trend of smaller, more meaningful celebrations. Let our talented photographers capture the joy and intimacy of your wedding day.

By planning a simple North Carolina elopement, couples are able to stay present in the moment and fully absorb the impact of their wedding day. Given the fact that many couples feel more natural and at ease in intimate settings, it's no surprise that some of the most breathtaking wedding images come from elopements.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, North Carolina documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

North Carolina Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small North Carolina wedding event is a wedding photojournalist’s dream: a fairly open schedule with lots of breathing space for creativity – it’s just the photographer, the couple, the officiant, and perhaps a few select companions.

United States WPJA members are ready to document any city hall, secret, town hall, or elopement wedding, even if it is a Monday-Thursday ceremony. Search for the “Can Shoot Weddings on Short Notice!” message on the listings below.

17 North Carolina Wedding Photographers...

Wedding photography by Michael Freas

With his documentary approach, Michael Freas weaves a visual narrative that tells the unique story of the wedding day. His dedication to capturing authentic moments and allowing couples to fully celebrate has established him as a highly respected wedding photographer.

3800 (USD)

Neil Thurston is a destination wedding photographer with a unique background. As a graduate of NESOP, he spent several years in action sports photography. With extensive international experience, Neil has applied his creative skills to become a renowned photojournalist...

500/hour (USD)
Song Johns wedding and elopement photography of Blooming Dreams Photo

As a skilled wedding photojournalist, Song Johns, the creative genius behind Blooming Dreams Photo, specializes in capturing the intimate and authentic moments of couples and families.

2900 (USD)
A black and white portrait of wedding photographer Lacey Butler

Lacey Butler, a wedding photographer with a strong background in traditional photography, studio lighting, and English literature. With over 400 documented weddings, Butler values capturing authentic, heartfelt moments over staged ones. By using her skills and experience,...

2000 (USD)

James Nix is an experienced NC wedding photographer with 15 years of experience as a photojournalist. He specializes in capturing unique moments to make your day special and create meaningful artwork with professionalism and enthusiasm.

2500 (USD)
North Carolina wedding photography by Joe Payne

In his role as a visual storyteller, Joe Payne utilizes his background in fine art and his MBA to bring a journalistic style to his wedding photography. He excels at capturing authentic moments of love with a documentary approach and creates visually stunning portraits.

3999 (USD)
BW wedding and elopement photography by Brian Mullins

Brian Mullins, a highly regarded Raleigh documentary wedding photographer, brings his diverse background in photography, cinematography, and concert lighting to create stunning imagery that captures the true essence of wedding moments.

3499 (USD)
Emie McGee wedding photography studio - Emie's Photo LLC

Emie McGee, a skilled wedding photojournalist based in Lynchburg, VA, captures timeless moments with a unique editing style inspired by film photography. Trust her to make your wedding day memorable and stress-free.

Emie McGee

Lynchburg in Virginia, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
2500 (USD)
Studio portrait of USA wedding photographer Cindy Brown

Cindy Brown is a highly educated wedding photojournalist, specializing in capturing engagements, elopements, and weddings worldwide. With a keen eye for detail and a focus on capturing emotion and sensitivity, Cindy's work is renowned for its exceptional quality.

Cindy Brown

Atlanta in Georgia, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
3000 (USD)
Wedding elopement photography by Bryan Aleman - L'amour Artistic Wedding Media

Bryan Aleman is a documentary wedding photographer known for his ability to capture authentic emotions and romantic moments. With a diverse background in both Honduras and the USA, he has honed his skills in photographing weddings, engagements, and elopements.

Bryan Aleman

Pigeon Forge in Tennessee, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
700/hour (USD)
Wedding photography of real moments by Leah Moyers

Leah Moyers, a traveling wedding and elopement photographer with a documentary approach, brings a Fine Arts background to her storytelling. Through her inclusive and authentic style, she captures the moments of love with her camera, producing visually stunning and unique...

Leah Moyers

Sevierville in Tennessee, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
450/hour (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer Rosina DiBello

Rosina DiBello is a destination wedding photographer who has been shooting weddings for over 20 years. With the help of mentors and her natural creativity, Rosina has developed a unique style of capturing reality with a sense of humor, making her a sought after photographer.

Rosina DiBello

Deerfield Beach in Florida, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
3500 (USD)
Engagement, elopement and wedding photography by Samantha Moore of So Many Moments LLC

Samantha Moore is a wedding photojournalist who loves connecting with people through photography. She has been documenting weddings since college and has had the pleasure of shooting in various locations worldwide. Samantha feels honored when chosen to capture couples...

Samantha Moore

Sarasota in Florida, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
2950 (USD)

Robert Walker, a highly acclaimed wedding photojournalist, boasts 17 years of experience in Texas and California. Known for his unobtrusive and journalistic style, he skillfully captures precious moments. Currently residing in Dallas with his family, Robert's...

Robert Walker

Dallas in Texas, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
2400 (USD)

Dan Harris is a US based wedding photographer with over 20 years experience working in newspapers. His lifelong affinity for photography was born when he was 8, learning about his mother's Kodak Brownie II camera. He has won several prestigious awards worldwide and has...

Dan Harris

Jacksonville in Florida, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
400/hour (USD)
Artistic wedding photography by Stephanie Sonju

Stephanie Sonju, a skilled documentary wedding photographer, is inspired by the art of capturing authentic moments. Her handcrafted albums provide clients with lasting memories.

Stephanie Sonju

Boynton Beach in Florida, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
3100 (USD)
Lifestyle portrait of Aira Hickman, a family & wedding photographer

Aira Hickman, a Maryland family and wedding photographer, captures clients' essence with an organic approach. Passionate since picking up her first camera, she focuses on authenticity, aiming to make clients feel confident and deeply loved.

Aira Hickman

Gambrills in Maryland, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
880 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving North Carolina Couples

North Carolina Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

View WedElope Image Galleries by North Carolina Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

North Carolina Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

Below are some North Carolina wedding photography samples from the world’s best wedding photographers of the WPJA. Some of these North Carolina marriage pictures might be artistic portraits, details, or documentary-style images that have come from getting ready sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception venues, or North Carolina engagement portrait sessions with couples.

 A Charlotte, NC bride and groom were greeted with a shower of flowers as they exited a small chapel after their wedding ceremony.
A bride and groom share a joyful moment during their wedding ceremony at Duke University Chapel. The beautiful and historic venue adds to the romantic ambience.
A candid moment is captured at North Stone Country Club as the bride embraces her joyous bridesmaid after catching the bouquet. This black and white image captures the genuine happiness and friendship shared between the two on a special day.
This wedding photo captures the moment when the bride at Caitlyn Farms Venue in Mill Spring, NC walked down the aisle and saw the groom's reaction. The outdoor ceremony shot was taken over the bride's shoulder as she approached the altar.
Bride joyfully dances in the pool at The Ritz in Duck, NC, while her friends playfully stretch out her dress in the water, surrounded by about 20 guests joining in the celebration, some fully clothed.
At Skyline Lodge Highlands, NC, a crowd of cheering guests with the couple as they share a kiss, seated in an ampitheater style arrangement with rows rising towards the rear.
At Sweet Magnolia Estate in Cornelius, NC, flower girls lie on their bellies at the feet of bridesmaids on the grass, looking bored during the ceremony.
At Palisades Country Club in Charlotte, NC, three adorable ring security boys stand proudly, giving a thumbs up as they fulfill their duties at a wedding.
Bride, Groom, and Bride's parents toast with shots at Skyline Lodge Highlands, NC, celebrating the union and the start of a new family.
Bride dancing and laughing joyfully, twirling her elegant wedding dress, at Wrightsville Manor in Wilmington, NC.
Fine art portrait of a couple captured by a Raleigh wedding photographer, as they kiss under the Raleigh sign with red circle flares adding to their passion.
Engagement portrait by a Raleigh wedding photographer in a lush green tropical setting with giant banana leaves, showcasing an artistic composition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best North Carolina wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top North Carolina documentary wedding photographers for elopements. Our members are able to submit WedElope Stories that take you step-by-step, via a 9 image picture story, through the unique and moving elopements that take place around the world.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked North Carolina wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the North Carolina photographers you see at the top of your search results page have recently won the most — and the most recent — contest awards. Our contests judge photographers based on their creativity, style, composure, and ability to capture the heart of any couple's story on their wedding day.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my North Carolina wedding day?
A: While wedding photojournalists strive to capture candid moments on the wedding day, our photographers also are skilled artists who can compose powerful portraits. If you have a specific vision of what types of images you want from your wedding day, look at the top-ranked North Carolina wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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Kitty Hawk Wedding Photography by Neil GT Photographer

Heather and Andrew

Photo by Neil Thurston

Wow! I am speechless, these photos are absoloutely amazing! Thank you so much for capturing these precious moments on our wedding day!

Kate & Kyle

Photo by Cindy Brown

Cindy, Thank you SO MUCH. This is amazing and we couldn't be happier. We're so grateful for the way you captured our special day. With abundant gratitude, Kate and Kyle

Michelle and Peter

Photo by Neil Thurston

Thank you for the amazing pictures! They are absoloutely breathtaking! You both captured every single detail of the day and every picture tells a story. You both did a phenomenal job and were such a pleasure to work with. We can't thank you enough for these amazing memories!